USCIS Announces Citizenship Grants

September 22, 2014

On September 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced this year’s grantees for its immigrant integration initiative. The agency is awarding nearly $10 million to 40 organizations in 24 states and the District of Columbia. Grants are awarded to organization that will provide citizenship instruction and naturalization application services to eligible Legal Permanent Residents. […]

New Americans Campaign Celebrates Citizenship Day

September 17, 2014

Leading Immigrant Coalitions Honor Citizenship by Action SAN FRANCISCO – In 17 cities nationwide, hundreds of residents eligible for citizenship will celebrate Citizenship Day by completing their citizenship applications. Over the course of September, the New Americans Campaign’s partners will hold citizenship workshops in cities like Los Angeles and Houston. Our national partners will launch […]

Citizenship Workshops: Resources for Volunteers

September 12, 2014

Citizenship Day, September 17, is approaching, and organizations across the country will be helping immigrants fill out their naturalization application forms in large naturalization workshops. (For a schedule of workshops being conducted by NAC partners leading up to Citizenship Day, click here.) These workshops are not possible without the help of scores of volunteers. Volunteers […]

Wins for Citizenship

September 11, 2014

Winning for Citizenship!

As a unprecedented national network of funders and nonprofit partners working to achieve collective impact on naturalization, the New Americans Campaign is transforming the way aspiring citizens navigate the path to becoming new Americans. Since launching in 2011, we’ve accomplished some great gains: Helping complete over 120,000 naturalization applications Saving $105 million for eligible immigrants […]

Exploring New Ways and Avenues for Encouraging Naturalization

August 28, 2014

Earlier this summer, the White House convened a summit that brought together leaders in the field of immigrant integration from across the country. One workshop focused on naturalization, and that session, co-facilitated by the National Partnership for New Americans, a NAC partner, provided an opportunity for NAC partners and others to use their expertise and […]

Dallas Ethnic Media Roundtable: Citizenship – A life changing experience

August 19, 2014

#Dallas Ethnic Media Roundtable Addresses #Citizenship Process @nacnow @ImmPolitic #NewAmericaMedia @NALEO — Claudia Ortega-Hogue (@chogueTX) July 29, 2014 For many aspiring Americans, citizenship means the world to them. At our recent Dallas Roundtable, two recently naturalized citizens came together to share how citizenship changed their lives in many inspirational ways… For Hortencia Ortega, citizenship […]

KALW Interview: Melissa Rodgers on the impact of the New Americans Campaign

August 5, 2014

In an exclusive interview with KALW, our very own Melissa Rodgers, Project Director for the New Americans Campaign, sat down with Hana Baba for a conversation on citizenship. Melissa highlights the importance of green-card holders on becoming new Americans, and explains how our nation-wide initiative is driving the conversation of citizenship across the country. “RODGERS: […]

New York Roundtable – Local Media Join Citizenship Movement

July 18, 2014

A few weeks ago, New America Media, the New Americans Campaign and a dozen local partner organizations hosted an ethnic media roundtable in New York to discuss the importance of citizenship for NYC green-card holders. @ImmAdvocates and @NALEO represented at #NYMediaRoundtable #citizenship @nacnow #newamericans — CitizenshipWorks (@citzworks) June 30, 2014   Immigration advocates and […]

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Will Expand Integration Opportunities

July 14, 2014

On July 9, the House overwhelmingly passed an important bill that is meant to improve federal workforce development programs. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) had been previously passed by the Senate after differences had been worked out between House and Senate versions. The president has said he will sign it. WIOA replaces the […]

Our Impact

  • The Campaign has increased the number of naturalization applications completed in NAC sites by 90% from year one to year three, through nearly 2,000 naturalization workshops and clinics.
  • Over 120,000 citizenship applications completed since July 2011.

    Saved aspiring citizens and their families nearly $105 million in legal and application fees.
  • Almost 2,000 naturalization events hosted, including info sessions, trainings and group application workshops.
  • Adopted scalable technology. MP3 players, Google Voice, and Virtual Private Network (VPN) services are being used to enhance naturalization service delivery.
  • Expanded the Bethlehem Project (an effort to provide naturalization assistance within corporations) which has partnered with 85 businesses across the nation, ranging from hotels in Miami to American Apparel in Los Angeles.
  • Deployed CitizenshipWorks, an online tool, across the NAC in multiple settings and languages. This quarter the NAC also began to integrate the new CitizenshipWorks mobile phone app into services.
  • Were instrumental in inspiring the US Citizenship and Immigration Service to support the Citizenship Corners initiative.
  • Created innovative partnerships with public libraries, school districts, universities, social service agencies, and employers, all of which yield not only greater numbers of applicants but also greater awareness of the naturalization process.
  • Deployed a large-scale volunteer recruitment program through an e-learning course.

    Reached diverse communities. Local partners consistently outreach and provide culturally competent and language-appropriate services.
Learn more from our
Impact Report.

Who We’re Helping

People come to America from all over the world with dreams of achieving a better life for themselves and their families and calling this great nation home. Eight million people who live, work, and pay taxes in this country are eligible for citizenship, yet only about eight percent of them naturalize each year. Find out more about these individuals and the barriers they face.Read More

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